Anambra state is in shock as its land and waters have been polluted with the blood of not less than 40 dead bodies that were found floating in a river in Amansea in Awka yesterday.

Eye witness say residents of Amansea community woke up yesterday morning January 19th to the horrifying sight. People from the community and some neighbouring ones were said to have besieged the Ezu River yesterday to catch a glimpse of the dead bodies.

The river is at the boundary between Enugu and Anambra states and the dead bodies were found at the old Enugu-Onitsha road axis of the river. The corpses whose identities were unknown, were suspected to have been dumped in the river Friday night by unknown persons.

The traditional ruler of Amansea said the community had never witnessed such a gory sight before, while the Commissioner of Police in the state said the dead bodies remained a mystery as there had been no communal clash in Enugu or Anambra where many people were killed.

He said investigations are ongoing.

Meanwhile the governor of the state, Peter Obi, has cut short his working trip abroad to return to the state to enable him visit the scene.


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